Melatonin the sleep hormone – why TAKE it when you can MAKE it?

Understanding melatonin

Our gut, thanks to good gut bacteria, produces over 90% of the body’s most versatile hormone, Serotonin.

As well as controlling anxiety, serotonin regulates our sleep patterns as the precursor for natural melatonin production. That’s right our body produces its own melatonin naturally.

Natural melatonin production is why it’s so important to look after our good gut bacteria and your the gut lining – collectively known as our Microbiome.

Melatonin and diet

The two factors in our diet to consider improving if we want better sleep naturally are probiotics and prebiotics. While probiotics refer to good gut bacteria, we can get these from yogurts or other fermented foods, prebiotics are foods that give our good gut bacteria a happy environment to flourish.

Prebiotics are the first thing in our diet we need to get right.

Supplement your diet with prebiotics

A recent scientific study involving supplementation of prebiotics resulted in an increase in good bacteria numbers along with decreased inflammation levels.*

The bottom line – the more prebiotics we consume, the healthier our good gut bacteria, the more melatonin is produced, the better our sleep patterns become – naturally.

New generation prebiotics are polyphenol based**. Some examples are: cocoa (yes, dark chocolate!), green tea, cinnamon bark, dark grapes (yes, red wine!) and blackcurrants.

The melatonin sleep solution

Do you experience that all too familiar anxiety in the ‘pit of your gut’, keeping you awake at night, or ladies your period pain just wont let you sleep?

What if we can settle our gut and keep our good bacteria happy? By all accounts that should give us a restful night of slumber right?

The easiest thing to do is to consider a new generation prebiotic supplement. Make sure it is also high in anti-oxidants and rich in anti-inflammatory factors to give your good bacteria a chance to thrive. It may be a better alternative to staring at the ceiling night after night, the choice is yours^.

*Want the prebiotic report? Read the full study here

**Want the polyphenol report? Read the full study here

^Want to learn more about prebiotic-based supplements? Learn more about ‘khapregesic’ here

(Do you like that picture of the chemical reaction? Don’t shoot the messenger, our founder Rick loves this chemical diagram… I know right!)